14 in 2014 Running Challenge | Fitness Friday

During my morning coffee and blog reading earlier this week I came across Jill Conyers 14 in 2014 Challenge.  Maybe it was the caffeine rush or the lack of sleep from the night before, but I signed up almost immediately!  It seemed like such a great idea and such a fun way to stay motivated.  Well, now that the initial caffeine rush has subsided, guess what? I'm still excited about this challenge! Yes, it's a little scary for me to commit to running 14 races in one year, considering that last year I ran 6 and proclaimed it the Year of the Races!  Hello!!  But, it's challenges like this that keep me motivated and moving forward, so I'm up for it! How about you?

Yesterday I started researching and writing down some races that I was interested in doing.  There will be some virtual races I'll be participating in too, but so far I have 10ish tentative races on my list, 3 that I am pretty sure I am doing, and only 1 I've actually signed up for! Yikes, I've got my work cut out for me, huh?  Here's what's on my list, so far:


Feb 1 - Death Valley 10K (Death Valley, CA)

Mar 1 - Blood, Sweat, and Beers 10K Trail Run (Las Vegas)

April 5 or 6 - Super Spartan (Las Vegas)

April 27 - Tough Mudder (Las Vegas) REGISTERED

May 24 - Trails of Fury 10K Trail Run (Las Vegas)



Aug 29-31 - Disneyland 10K or Half Marathon 

Sept 21- Sprint Triathalon (Las Vegas)


Nov: Napa Valley 10K (date TBD)

Nov: 22: Valley of Fire 10K

Nov: 27: Hoover Dam Half or 5K

(There's no way I can or want to do all of these races in 1 month, but they all have potential, so I hope to get one of them done)


If you're interested in reading more about the challenge or if you want to sign up, you can check it out HERE! If you know of any other races around Las Vegas, NV, Southern California, Southern Utah, and maybe even Arizona, please let me know!! I'd also love to hear about your upcoming races and fitness goals for 2014! Happy Running!!